Jackfruit Erissery

jackfruit erisery

Erissery is a traditional and very popular dish in Kerala. A variety of erisseries can be prepared by substituting different vegetables, pulses or a combination of both. Here is the recipe of an erissery using raw jackfruit as the main ingredient.


  • Raw Jackfruit flesh, deseeded – 500 gm
  • Coconut – 1 no, grated
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 pinch
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  • Black Peppercorns – 5 nos
  • Garlic clove – 1 no (optional)
  • Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  • Coconut oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Dry Red Chilly – 3 nos
  • Salt – to taste
  • Curry leaves – a few


  • Wash and drain the jackfruit flesh, roughly chop them and cook in 2 cups of water adding turmeric powder, red chilly powder and salt.
  • Keep aside 1 cup of grated coconut for frying and seasoning.
  • Grind together the rest of the grated coconut, cumin seeds, black peppercorns and garlic to a medium fine paste. Make sure it doesn’t become smooth paste.
  • When the jackfruit flesh gets fully cooked, add the ground coconut mixture and combine well. Cook on low flame for next 5 minutes and switch off the flame.
  • Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds and add dry red chillies, curry leaves, one cup grated coconut and sauté well till the grated coconut turns light brown color.
  • Add the above seasoning into the cooked jackfruit and mix gently.
  • Jackfruit erissery is ready and serve hot with brown rice.

SK Recipe No. 349